The rooms were quite attractive, the Japanese breakfasts were excellent, the food was fresh and tasty and there was plenty of it. Some things I struggled with were, not having a bed to flop down on in the middle of the afternoon after a long walk in the heat. One had to wait until the beds were laid out at around 5 pm. After 4 days of sleeping on a thin futon
on the floor I was hanging out for a western bed. But I am 60 and not as flexible as I used to be. I really struggled with sitting on the floor for breakfast. I became so uncomfortable the second time round that I hardly ate any breakfast. I had to go and find a bakery. I feel a bit uncomfortable here as I do not wish to diss the hotel. The staff were very helpful. though some had rudimentary english. As a genuine Japanese ryokan the place was very good. as accommodation for a soft westerner it left quite a bit to be desired.
Traveller from Australia
Located in Gion, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Daiunin Temple and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu Temple and Heian Shrine …More
We decided to experience a traditional Japanese hotel or Ryokan. The Sakanoue was a terrific place to spend one or two nights. The staff is so nice but no one speaks English. The room rate includes a massive and delicious breakfast and a Japanese style dinner. If you like Japanese food, it would be wonderful for you.
Traveller from Washington, DC
Located in Gion, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Gesshinin and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu Temple and Heian Shrine are …More
Wow - this place is incredible and gives you a true traditional Japanese experience. Right up front, I will say that yes, this place is expensive. Having said that, we are extremely happy with our stay and would highly recommend this place to others. You really do get a wonderful experience here. The staff's English is limited, but still very friendly and welcoming. We opted to get a dinner and breakfast package and it was great! After a few busy and tiring days in Tokyo, it was pleasant to just relax at Gion Hatanaka and have delicious food brought to us (the food was so intricate, unique, and varied...a small portion of it did not suit my taste buds, but I appreciated the effort as you can tell it was high quality and a lot of thought was put into preparing it). The attendant (?) who took care of us and brought our food/made our beds was so kind and friendly. The room was spacious, also a nice change of pace from Tokyo. We loved our stay here!
Located in Gion, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Yasaka Shrine and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu Temple and Heian Shrine …More
This was a nice, but not great hotel in Kyoto. The location in Gion is good to walk to many sites. Bus stops close by and you can take the 100 Express or 206 to/from the Kyoto train station for 240 yen and which takes approx. 20 minutes. Subway is a 7-8 minutes walk. Many sites within walking distance. Rooms were clean and neat, and we were able to get a room for all four in our family with four separate beds. Staff is very nice, but they would not let us check-in early before 15:00 and wanted approx. 1000 yen per hour for a late check-out after 11:00. They will store your bags though for free. Kyoto hotels are expensive and this hotel was a decent deal, but still pricey. It does not offer a lounge nor does it have a lobby you would want to hang out in. The wifi worked well and was free. The beds were comfortable and linens were nice, Overall, I would say it is a good option for staying in Kyoto, but you may want to shop around for a better deal/location depending on what you want to see in Kyoto.
Traveller from Annapolis, MD
Located in Gion, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Gion Lamp Museum and Gion Corner. Kiyomizu Temple and Heian …More
The Gion Shinmonso is an amazing value, a 5 minute walk from the central area of Gion just of Shijo Avenue, closer to the Kamo River but between it and the Yasaka Shrine. A very nice onsen (hot springs bath) to refresh one after a long day of sight-seeing!
Traveller from Arlington, Virginia, USA
Located in Gion, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Kahitsukan - Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art and Gion Corner …More
By Japanese standards this hotel was nice and clean, efficient staff and right in the middle of everything you might want to do in Kyoto. It is a magical town and being within walking distance of 90% of the sights was very important.
Traveller from Asheville NC
Located in Gion, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kahitsukan - Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art and Gion Corner …More
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